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USS Savannah Arrives at Homeport in San Diego
Newly commissioned independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Savannah (LCS-28) arrived at the homeport of Naval Base San Diego on Tuesday, March 3rd. Prior to its arrival, the Savannah officially joined the fleet back on February 5th when it was commissioned in Georgia!
USS Abraham Lincoln Departs San Diego for Deployment
The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln departed from its homeport of San Diego for its regularly scheduled deployment with its carrier strike group. What makes this an even greater happening was that the carrier's commanding officer was Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history!
USS Connecticut Arrives Damaged at San Diego After Long Surface Journey
On December 15th of 2016, the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability. Now the power attack submarine arrived damaged at San Diego, California on Sunday of December 12th, 2021. This took place after a surface transit of 6,182 miles from Guam.
Federal Bill Would Rename San Diego VA Medical Center
Rep. Mike Levin and D-San Juan Capistrano announced a bill to rename the San Diego Veteran Affairs Medical Center in honor of a local soldier killed in Afghanistan has passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support.
San Diego-Based USS Carl Vinson Part of 4-Carrier Force in Exercise Near China
The San Diego-based USS Carlson Vinson joined the forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan along with carriers from the United Kingdom and Japan in a show of allied forces in the Philippine Sea at the beginning of October. The exercise included the HSM Queen Elizabeth and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Ise!
USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives Homeport San Diego
On September 16, after 25 years as a forward-deployed ship in Yokosuka, Japan, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived at its new homeport Naval Base San Diego! Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), directed Curtis Wilbur to return to San Diego for a scheduled maintenance session
Navy Deploys Advanced Supersonic Stealth Jet
The USS Carl Vinson headed out from San Diego along with its strike group for the Indo Pacific region, carrying an air wing of F-35C Lightning II fighter jets! This is the very first time the Navy has deployed stealth planes on its carriers! After completing a 17-month long upgrade to support F-35s, the 41-year-old Nimitz-class aircraft carrier became the most advanced jet on the planet!
San Diego Navy Revamps Officer Training in the Wake of Ship Collisions
It has been four years since two deadly ship collisions took place, and the U.S. Navy has been looking for ways to address issues that investigators stated contributed to the deaths of 17 sailors. The San Diego Navy revamps office training in the wake of ship collisions to prevent similar incidents from repeating themselves in the future.
The USS Midway Museum Adds a Restored Navy A-7 Corsair
The USS Midway Museum recently received a 50-year-old light-attack jet on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum. On June 2nd, a crane carefully lifted the restored Navy A-7 Corsair onto the museum's flight deck. The aircraft restoration team has put in over 2,000 hours of work into this project at the Naval Air Station North Island.
Navy Ships Returned to San Diego After a Seven-Month Deployment
Last week, three Navy ships returned to San Diego after a seven-month deployment around the world. The three ships include the amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and two amphibious transport dock ships, USS Somerset and USS San Diego. They carried 5,000 locally based Sailors and Marines who were eager to return home to their families.
Navy Medicine Helps Local Support Efforts with Taking on COVID-19
With the way the world is today with the pandemic and still at large, the Navy has taken measures to help support local efforts of vaccinating American in underserved communities. From the Pacific Northwest to the eastern seaboard, Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton has sent numerous staff members across the continent to aid the Department of Defense Community Vaccination Center support.
Commissioning the USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)
It's an exciting time for us. We're a little over a month away from commissioning the USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5). Once commissioned, it will be redesignated as the USS Miguel Keith and assigned to the 7th Fleet. All events supporting the commissioning are not paid for by the U.S. Government but privately funded by your donations and managed by the San Diego Council of the Navy League.
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